Friday, October 05, 2007

Giri appointed new Chief Justice
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala Friday appointed Kedar Prasad Giri as Chief Justice of Nepal.
Giri had been serving as acting Chief Justice till date.
Former Chief Justice Dilip Kumar Poudel had retired on September 7.
The parliamentary Special Hearing Committee is questioning chief Justice-designate Kedar Prasad Giri Tuesday afternoon.
The Constitutional Council last month had recommended Giri’s name for the Chief Justice, however, the panel in the parliamentary hearing committee had not been unanimous on his name.
Following for CJ Poudel’s retirement, the country was without a Chief Justice for the last 28 days and Giri had been serving as the acting CJ.

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